How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves. (Thomas A Kempis, author of The Imitation of Christ)

It’s a common human tendency, it seems. We are often guilty of judging other people’s actions without knowing all the facts. At the same time, we may be involved in similar activity, but we’re too close to it to see our own mistakes. Before we criticize anyone, we should consider not only their circumstances but our own actions in similar situations.

Do not judge or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged (Matthew 7).